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Berkeley Lab building efficiency campaign drives $95M in annual energy savings


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Berkeley Lab building efficiency campaign drives $95M in annual energy savings

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Berkeley Lab Facilitates Smart Energy Analytics

Berkeley Lab building efficiency campaign drives $95M in annual energy savings

VoltServer Powers Cutting Edge Technology At Westfield Public Schools

The K-12 public school district found a safe, reliable, expandable, energy saving power solution in Digital Electricity™ technology from VoltServer.

How Federal R&D Should Expand To Transform Our Buildings

ACEEE’s Dr. Esram testifies that we need federal research and development to quickly retrofit a large share of buildings to cut greenhouse gas emissions.

Iron Mountain Data Centers Lauded For Energy Efficiency Leadership

In a virtual tour, the Department of Energy recognized Iron Mountain Data Centers for its commitment to energy efficiency through the Better Buildings Challenge.

EPA Announces 2020 ENERGY STAR Certified Manufacturing Plants

These 95 ENERGY STAR certified plants saved nearly $400 million on energy bills — equal to the payroll value of over 8,000 U.S. manufacturing jobs.

New Net Zero Energy Office Building

New Net Zero Energy office building by Ashley McGraw Architects challenges conventional thinking on efficiency in the commercial sector

HAB 7.5 V3 Energy Storage System

The KiloVault HAB 7.5 V3 wall-mount energy storage system provides 7.5 kilowatt-hours of expandable storage.

Meeting Carbon Emissions Goals For Buildings

Here are three ways CRE owners and operators find compliance opportunities amidst increasing regulatory requirements.

Luminescent Windows Generate Energy From Inside And Out

Rice engineers have developed polymer cores that redirect light from any source to solar cells.

The Time Is Now To Finally Crack The Split Incentive Barrier

The split incentive, the most common commercial lease structure, has long stood in the way of deep energy retrofits in tenant-occupied commercial space.

LightView Achieves Boston’s First Private Student Housing LEED Platinum Certification

LightView, a sustainable student housing community at Boston's Northeastern University, has been awarded USGBC's highest level of green building certification: LEED Platinum.

Energy Improvement Aims High

Retro-commissioning project at former Nestlé Company headquarters recognized by inaugural Retro Rumble.

Housing Retrofit Project Earns Canada’s First IREE Certification

Efficiency Capital's energy efficiency retrofit project is first in Canada to achieve the internationally recognized Investor Ready Energy Efficiency (IREE) certification.

Organizations Plan To Increase Energy Efficiency Investments In 2021

Health and safety concerns are driving building improvements, and despite decreased occupancy, energy use in buildings dropped surprisingly little in 2020, Johnson Controls 2020 Energy Efficiency Indicator survey reveals.

DOE Recognizes State of Maryland For Energy Efficiency Leadership

Through the Better Buildings Challenge, the U.S. Department of Energy has recognized Maryland for reducing its energy intensity by 20% over its 9 million-square-foot buildings portfolio.

The Importance Of Surge Protective Devices For Your Facility

New resources from the Electrical Safety Foundation International (ESFI) show how surge protective devices can prevent damage, downtime, and lost revenue.

USGBC Readies Green Building Industry For LEED Positive Future

Throughout this year’s virtual Greenbuld event, USGBC delivered key updates intended to help push the industry closer to a regenerative future as outlined through LEED Positive

USGBC Names 2020 Leadership Award Recipients

The U.S. Green Building Council's annual awards recognize extraordinary leadership in green building and commitment to advancing healthy, sustainable buildings and communities

High-Performance Buildings, Human Impact

To achieve optimal performance, buildings need to respond to how people perform inside them.

Delivering On The Gift Of Solar Energy

Global Links, a Pittsburgh non-profit that helped others through the COVID-19 crisis, received its own relief through solar energy financing.

Optimizing Medicine In Unlikely Places

EaaS provides an alternative to the typical customer-funded or financed capital improvement project, and rising operations and maintenance costs.

OUS Offers Energy Savings as a Service

Energy Savings as a Service (ESaaS) allows companies, facilities, and organizations of every size to upgrade their existing energy infrastructure to modern, energy-efficient solutions—but without the up-front costs typically associated with such a project.

Building Electricity Consumption Rising Faster Than Occupancy

After dropping 24%, U.S. office building electricity consumption has risen to 89% of its pre-pandemic level.

North Carolina Hospital Honored For Rethinking Energy Use

ASHE has named the Atrium Health Cleveland plant operations and maintenance team its 2020 Energy Champion for leadership in becoming a more energy-efficient facility.

UL, Telecommunications Industry Association Launch Smart Building Rating Program

The SPIRE™ Smart Building Program is the world’s first-and-only comprehensive and objective assessment and rating program for smart buildings.

Energy Bill Includes Significant Measures To Improve Efficiency

The U.S. House has passed an energy innovation bill that would make key strides to improve energy efficiency in buildings.

What Are Some Best Practices For Optimizing Utility Costs?

Misconceptions about utility usage often stem from a facility manager’s misdirected focus on what usage is being monitored, instead of focusing on how it is being monitored day-to-day.

LED Lighting Upgrade Will Save Manufacturer $150K Per Year

The retrofit will improve light levels at WernerCo’s 500,000-square-foot facility and lower the Midwest location’s lighting bill by 60%

Energizing Facility Improvements

Tackling energy projects can be eased with energy service performance contracts.

City Of Santa Fe Earns LEED Gold Certification

The New Mexico city is only the second in the world to achieve Gold status under more stringent USGBC LEED v4.1 rating system.

Better Buildings Initiative Partners Save $11B In Energy Costs

The more than 950 public and private sector organizations participating in DOE’s Better Buildings Initiative have saved nearly $11 billion in energy costs.

2020 Green Lease Leaders Announced

A program of the Institute for Market Transformation and the U.S. DOE Better Buildings Alliance, Green Lease Leaders recognizes landlords and tenants who take action toward sustainable leasing terms.

Leveraging Artificial Intelligence For Commercial Energy Savings

Leveraging artificial intelligence (AI) can yield insight into energy pricing that customers and energy users can use to hedge resources and take advantage of key incentives.

10 Data Center Trends To Watch In 2020

Uptime Institute has identified factors impacting data centers for this year and beyond.

2020 Facility Executive Readers’ Choice Awards

In this annual survey of Facility Executive readers, votes were cast for product and service suppliers preferred during 2019.

Networked Lighting Controls: Realize The Savings

Beyond energy savings, connected lighting is a pathway to intelligent use of space and better building diagnostics.

Facility Executive: April 2020 Issue

The April 2020 issue features HVAC and COVID-19, anti-drone technology, lighting trends, and more. Plus, our annual Readers' Choice Awards.

U.S. Office Building Energy Use: A Snapshot During COVID-19 Crisis

Hatch Data, a commercial real estate software company based in San Francisco and Boston, has released its building energy data up to April 4, 2020.

Solving The Remote Building Management Challenge

As businesses embrace the new remote norm during the COVID-19 crisis, what happens to the buildings they leave behind, and those responsible for running those buildings?

EPA Honors 2020 ENERGY STAR® Award Winners

This year's ENERGY STAR Award Winners have demonstrated national leadership in cost-saving energy efficient solutions.

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